Letter to the Editor. Discrepancies in national databases for TBI estimates

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  • 1 University of California, San Francisco, CA; and
  • 2 University of California, San Francisco, CA Brain and Spinal Injury Center, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA
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Contributor Notes

Correspondence Debbie Y. Madhok: debbie.madhok@ucsf.edu.

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online March 19, 2021; DOI: 10.3171/2020.12.JNS204327.

Disclosures The authors report no conflict of interest.

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